By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
TWO motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead a real estate agent in a commercial lane in downtown Iloilo City Tuesday morning.
The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) said it is looking into previous transactions by victim Richard Cezar, a native of Guimaras province, who died of three gunshot wounds in his back while being treated by doctors at the Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital.
Cezar was reading a newspaper outside Iloilo New Agri-Industrial Marketing and General Services owned by Engr. Ely Bagtasus on Ledesma Street when a gunman wearing a helmet and jacket shot him four times in his back.
The gunman fled onboard a red motorcycle driven by another person also wearing a helmet and jacket towards Tanza area.
Investigators from the Iloilo City Proper Police Station found four empty shells of caliber .45 bullets and deformed slugs in the crime scene. The glass shelf in front of the store was also damaged by a wayward bullet during the shooting.